crunk

noun
\ ˈkrəŋk How to pronounce crunk (audio) \

Definition of crunk

: a style of Southern rap music featuring repetitive chants and rapid dance rhythms

Examples of crunk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The venerable rapper and ‘00s crunk kingpin had gotten involved with the song in 2013, when a then-largely-unknown French producer named DJ Snake got in touch, requesting Lil Jon lay vocals over Snake’s sinewy beat. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Songs That Defined the Decade: DJ Snake & Lil Jon's 'Turn Down For What'," 21 Nov. 2019 One underrated punk-rap strain, according to TM88: crunk music, which briefly dominated top 40 radio in the mid-2000s. Elias Leight, Billboard, "How Rappers Like Lil Uzi Vert & Travis Scott Made Moshing & Metal Tees Mainstream in Hip-Hop," 22 June 2017 My list includes epipsychidion, subaqueous, crunk, antidisestablishmentarianism, zombie, amphisbaena, floccinaucinihilipilification, dudical, enantiomorphism and Taco Bell. John Brownlee, WIRED, "Wordie: Turning Word Lovers Into Lovers," 1 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of crunk

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crunk

crunk, word of fluctuating meaning used during the 1990s in lyrics of the rap groups OutKast and Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

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Cite this Entry

“Crunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crunk. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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